(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Slow voting at the abu dhabi chamber of commerce?s board elections has led to a run-off to be held on june 26 to decide who will represent the business community.
according to a decision announced after polling closed at 7pm by the head of election committee the election did not meet the quorum requirement on thursday.
sources said total votes cast were less than 1600 as the voters showed lack of interest in the elections. by 1pm polling was depressingly slow as no more than 90 voters came to vote for their candidates. the candidates and others businessmen are observing the election activity had long been predicting a run-off.
khaleej times reported that abu dhabi’s business community had enthusiastically participated in the previous two elections and elected their reprsentatives but they were not very much happy with the performance.the result is that they are not very keen in going out to polling stations to across abu dhabi al ain and western region to vote.
some candidates blamed new rule for the lackluster response to the elections as all business owners cannot come to cast the vote themselves in the sizzling summers after taking out time from their busy business schedule.
on low turnout yusuffali ma managing director of lulu group said this was expected. the second round of voting has given two weeks for campaign trail and “i will take maximum advantage of it to reaching out voters” he said. many candidates knew the election trends that was why they did not pull out their voters today said khan zaman a candidate.